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Sense of Calm Keeps Gold Flat Despite Threat the US Won’t Pay Its Bills

Sense of Calm Keeps Gold Flat Despite Threat the US Won’t Pay Its Bills

PRECIOUS METAL prices were unchanged in what dealers called “thin, quiet” Asian and London trade Monday morning, despite increasing fears the US government will fail to meet its obligations in only 10 days’ time. “Congress is playing with fire,” Treasury secretary Jack Lew told CNN on Sunday. Because “if the United States government, for the […]

Changes in the Silver Market, Part 1

Changes in the Silver Market, Part 1

by Miguel Perez-Santalla, Bullionvault ……… Photographic demand for silver has fallen 70% from its peak. What could possibly fill that gap…? BACK in the good old days, a physical silver trader’s dream would be to land a photographic company as a customer. Polaroid, Kodak, Fuji and many more were on this list of prospects. This […]

Tug of War in Gold and Silver… Blame Bernanke for Recent Volatility

Tug of War in Gold and Silver… Blame Bernanke for Recent Volatility

GOLD PRICES hovered just below $1380 an ounce Wednesday morning in London, with silver trading around $21.80, after the metals failed to break through $1380 and $22 respectively. European stock markets ticked higher by lunchtime – with the exception of Germany’s DAX – regaining some of yesterday’s losses, which were followed by sell offs in […]

Gold Falls to 3-Week Low with Talk of Slowing QE

Gold Falls to 3-Week Low with Talk of Slowing QE

SPOT GOLD fell to three week lows below $1370 an ounce Tuesday, as stocks and commodities also fell amid ongoing speculation over when the US Federal Reserve might begin reducing the size of its quantitative easing program. “Gold remains bearish while trading below the $1424 current June high,” reckons Commerzbank senior technical analyst Axel Rudolph. […]

What is Precious Metals Leasing, and Why Is It Done…?

What is Precious Metals Leasing, and Why Is It Done…?

by Miguel Perez-Santalla BullionVault ………. LEASING is an integral part of the precious metals market, writes Miguel Perez-Santalla at BullionVault. Why is it necessary? For a diverse number of reasons, the first is the need for industry to borrow instead of buying outright the metal. This enables them to avoid owning the metal at a […]

Gold Could Retest $1322 Low

Gold Could Retest $1322 Low

SPOT MARKET gold bullion prices fell to two-week lows Friday, drifting lower towards $1440 an ounce during this morning’s London session before dropping sharply through that level, as stocks gained and most commodities fell as the Dollar strengthened against major currencies. Silver fell to $23.34 an ounce, while copper prices ticked higher. “The risk [for gold] […]

Gold Being Lifted by Physical Bar Demand But Silver Relatively Weak

Gold Being Lifted by Physical Bar Demand But Silver Relatively Weak

THE U.S. DOLLAR gold price drifted back down towards $1420 per ounce Wednesday morning in London, around 1.3% up on the week so far, amid ongoing reports of strong demand for physical gold bullion. “The bounce in price-sensitive physical demand, especially in the emerging world, is impressive and has lifted prices,” says HSBC Securities analyst Howard Wen. […]

Gold’s Demise Still in Early Stages as Price Drops Below $1400

Gold’s Demise Still in Early Stages as Price Drops Below $1400

SPOT MARKET gold prices fell to a two-year low below $1400 an ounce Monday morning, extending Friday’s drop that took gold into bear market territory under the definition of a 20% fall from its peak. Silver fell as low as $23.11 an ounce, its lowest level since October 2010, as stocks and commodities also fell […]

By April 15, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Futures Market Retreat Good for Gold in the Long Term, Spain Hit by Political Crisis

Futures Market Retreat Good for Gold in the Long Term, Spain Hit by Political Crisis

WHOLESALE MARKET gold prices hovered just below $1665 per ounce Monday morning in London, having failed to hold onto gains in earlier Asian trading, as stocks and commodities also ticked lower along with the Euro, which retreated from recent highs following news of a political scandal in Spain. Silver erased most of Friday’s gains this morning, […]

By February 4, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
End of an Era for Gold as S&P 500 Records Best January Since 1997

End of an Era for Gold as S&P 500 Records Best January Since 1997

THE U.S. DOLLAR gold price recovered some of its losses from the previous day Friday, edging higher to $1666 an ounce by the end of the morning in London, while most stock markets also edged higher ahead of US nonfarm payrolls data due out 08.30 Washington, DC time. A day earlier, gold dropped 1% during Thursday’s […]

By February 1, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Safe Haven Assets Under Pressure: Gold & Silver Fall as Stock Markets Hit 5-Year Highs

Safe Haven Assets Under Pressure: Gold & Silver Fall as Stock Markets Hit 5-Year Highs

THE U.S. DOLLAR gold price extended its losses from last week Monday, dipping to a near-three-week low below $1655 per ounce during London’s morning trading, as stock markets ticked higher, with the FTSE 100 hitting its highest level since May 2008. The S&P 500 meantime climbed above 1500 last week for the first time since December 2007. […]

By January 28, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Campaign Against Gold Has Failed Says Central Bank Think-Tank

Campaign Against Gold Has Failed Says Central Bank Think-Tank

WHOLESALE gold bullion prices dipped back below $1670 an ounce Friday morning in London, 0.9% up on where it started the week, after jumping 1% yesterday following the European Central Bank’s decision to leave interest rates on hold, which was also followed by gains for the Euro. Silver meantime drifted back below $30.70 an ounce this morning, […]

By January 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Gold and Silver Gain Along with Stocks in Chaotic and Unsatisfactory Fiscal Deal

Gold and Silver Gain Along with Stocks in Chaotic and Unsatisfactory Fiscal Deal

SPOT MARKET gold prices started the year by touching a two-week high above $1680 per ounce Wednesday morning, as European stock markets also gained following news of a deal in Washington to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. Gold in Euros and Sterling by contrast were little changed on the day by late morning in London, recovering […]

Gold Confiscation: Lessons from the 20th Century

Gold Confiscation: Lessons from the 20th Century

Three nasty examples of how people lost the gold they owned… TODAY’S chatter in the trading rooms says some gold owners fear a punitive US tax hike in New Year 2013, with the Obama government targeting precious-metal investors. Hence this month’s sell-off (or so the tittle-tattle says) – akin to the move by Japanese households […]

By December 10, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Gold Remains in Long Run Uptrend

Gold Remains in Long Run Uptrend

SPOT MARKET gold prices are more-or-less in line with where they were two weeks ago after failing to hold gains made during Asian trading. “Gold is still following its long term uptrend from 2008 lows,” say technical analysts at Scotiabank, “with support from the uptrend at $1632.” Silver fell back to around $33.50 an ounce, […]

By December 8, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Momentum in Gold Unlikely to Come Back Until New Year

Momentum in Gold Unlikely to Come Back Until New Year

FIRDAY morning saw the gold price drop below $1700 an ounce again, while stock markets, commodities and the Euro all fell ahead of the final US nonfarm payrolls release of 2012. Accrding to several sources the consensus forecast among analysts ahead of the report was for 93,000 jobs added in November, with the official unemployment rate expected […]

By December 7, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Weakness in Gold Not Sustainable: China, Investors and Central Banks Buy on Dips

Weakness in Gold Not Sustainable: China, Investors and Central Banks Buy on Dips

SPOT MARKET prices to buy gold rose back above $1705 an ounce during Tuesday morning’s London session, though it remained below where it started the week following falls overnight, while stock markets also edged higher along with the Euro after European leaders welcomed progress on Greece’s debt buyback program. Silver meantime fell to around $33.30 an ounce, […]

By December 4, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Exciting Week Ahead for Gold as Silver Hits 6-Week High

Exciting Week Ahead for Gold as Silver Hits 6-Week High

The DOLLAR PRICE of physical gold rose back to $1734 per ounce in London on Friday morning, nearing the top of the last 5 weeks’ trading range as so-called “risk assets” also crept higher. Asian and European stock markets were slightly stronger, while the single Euro currency pushed back above $1.29. Commodity prices added 0.5% […]

By November 25, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Obama Win Means Loose Monetary Policy Will Stay

Obama Win Means Loose Monetary Policy Will Stay

SPOT PRICES for buying gold fell back to $1720 an ounce Wednesday morning in London, after hitting two-week highs following news of the re-election of Barack Obama as US president. “Gold is making significant gains on the back of a weak US Dollar,” said this morning’s commodities note from Commerzbank. Prices for buying silver fell back below $32 an […]

By November 7, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Gold  Above Long-Term Uptrend and Any US Election Reaction Likely to be Short-Lived

Gold Above Long-Term Uptrend and Any US Election Reaction Likely to be Short-Lived

SPOT MARKET gold bullion prices rallied above $1680 an ounce Monday morning in London, having earlier fallen to a nine-week low, while stock markets edged lower and US Treasury bonds gained, with one day to go before the US presidential election. The US Dollar Index, which measures the Dollar’s strength against other major currencies, rose to […]

By November 5, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Gold Hovers After Touching New Highs

Gold Hovers After Touching New Highs

WHOLESALE gold prices hovered in a tight range just below $1780 an ounce for most of Tuesday morning in London, just below a new 2012 spot market high touched yesterday following comments from US Federal Reserve policymakers. Silver prices traded just below $35 per ounce, close to seven-month highs, while stocks and the Euro ticked higher despite […]

Bullion Prices Should Break Higher After Consolidation Period

Bullion Prices Should Break Higher After Consolidation Period

SPOT MARKET gold bullion prices traded around $1765 an ounce Tuesday morning in London, 1.8% off last Friday’s seven-month high. “It looks to me like we’ve got a short period of consolidation,” says Standard Chartered analyst Daniel Smith. “[We'll see] maybe a month of sideways trading possibly and then generally trending higher in the next six months […]

By September 25, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
QE3 Could Push Gold Over $1800, But Disappointment Factor Seen as High

QE3 Could Push Gold Over $1800, But Disappointment Factor Seen as High

WHOLESALE MARKET gold prices traded around $1730 an ounce Thursday morning in London, a few Dollars below where they started the week, while stock markets ticked lower ahead of today’s policy announcement by the US Federal Reserve. Silver prices hovered around $33.10 per ounce – 1.8% down on the week – while other commodities were also broadly flat […]

By September 13, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Bernanke Disappointment Could See Gold Correct

Bernanke Disappointment Could See Gold Correct

WHOLESALE gold prices dipped below $1665 an ounce during Wednesday morning’s London trading, slightly below where they started the week, while stock markets also edged lower, with markets focused on upcoming meetings of central bankers in the US and Europe. Silver prices fell to $30.76 an ounce – in line with last week’s close – as other […]

Gold Climbs to 3-Month High

Gold Climbs to 3-Month High

SPOT MARKET gold prices hit their highest level since early May Wednesday, rising to $1645 an ounce during this morning’s London trading. Silver prices also gained, rising to $29.70 per ounce – their highest level since early June. By contrast, European stock markets ticked lower, while commodities were broadly flat and US Treasuries gained, ahead of the […]

Quiet Gold Market Needs Big Bang

Quiet Gold Market Needs Big Bang

SPOT MARKET gold prices traded above $1610 an ounce Tuesday morning in London before falling back, slightly below where they started the week, while European markets edged higher following news of better-than-expected German economic growth. Silver prices briefly rallied back above $28 per ounce before retreating, while other commodities were similarly flat on the day. “Despite wide daily […]

Gold Investors Waiting for Signal

Gold Investors Waiting for Signal

WHOLESALE quoted prices for gold bullion fell below $1620 an ounce during Monday morning’s London session – slightly below last week’s close – while stocks gained and US Treasuries fell, with markets focused on key monetary policy decisions due later in the week. Silver bullion hovered around $27.70 an ounce – in line with Friday’s close – while […]

Gold In Sideways Range Ahead of European Summit

Gold In Sideways Range Ahead of European Summit

WHOLESALE MARKET gold bullion prices dropped below $1570 an ounce during Monday morning’s London session, though they remain broadly in line with where they ended last week, with markets focused on this week’s European leaders’ summit. Gold bullion is now at levels similar to those seen in the second week in May, when gold fell through $1600 […]

Gold Jumps Again But Rangebound Below $1640

Gold Jumps Again But Rangebound Below $1640

The WHOLESALE MARKET gold price rose again as New York trading began on Wednesday, extending yesterday’s 1.8% jump to reach $1620 per ounce as new data showed US retail sales falling faster-than-expected in May. Silver bullion recovered an earlier slip to trade just shy of $29.00 per ounce. The Euro currency held flat but European […]

Toxic Euro Corroding Gold

Toxic Euro Corroding Gold

The Euro has become a very odd, very toxic asset… WHAT’S UP with the gold price? Not a lot. Gold is down, in fact. So is everything else outside the US Dollar and “safe” sovereign debt. “I think what we can expect is a rate cut from the ECB [European Central Bank],” reckons Joachim Fels, […]

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